The Botanic Garden is one of the best natural attractions in Tirana, but unfortunately lately is left behind. Work to create the Botanical Garden began in 1964. The garden completed in 1971 and is home to a collection of geographic, systematic and cultural value of Albanian flora. The garden is part of Tirana University. Serving as educational outreach and as a tourist attraction, the Botanical Gardens of Tirana is one of the city’s most precious green spots of Tirana.
Some 2,000 species of Albanian origin and exotics have been growing here. But currently, data are unavailable on how many species are still cultivated here, or about the exact surface area of the garden, as many apartments’ blocks have been built within its boundaries.
But still the Botanic Garden enchants you with the fragrance of flowers. It is a great place to spend weekends with family and friends, with a minimum cost of ticket, only 50 cent per person. It is most frequented for couples who prefer wedding/engagement photo shooting amid the green area of this place.
Last year, the Municipality of Tirana presented the master plan for the connection of the Botanical and Zoological Gardens, to create a great space and open for visitors at any time. Rehabilitation of the Botanical and Zoo area is expected to increase and the number of visitors in Tirana.